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Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae caterpiller

feeding on toxic passionvine leaves, a young Gulf Fritillary atains defensive chemicals along with nutrition.

 

Here's an informational tidbit just for shhexycorin:

 

The remains of a catterpillars diet after digestion are excreted as "frass"

 

---Butterflies of the East Coast, Rick Cech and Guy Tudor

 

frass=caterpillar poop!

 

Learn sumpin new every day!

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Taken on September 3, 2007